QEHS has a clear and structured approach to assessment recording and reporting (ARR). Our full ARR policy is available in the policies section of the website (‘About us’ dropdown menu). Our policy has been written to meet the current guidance from the Department of Education, a link to which is at the bottom of this page.
We carry out the ARR process in order to:
- Inform us about students' standards at the beginning, their progress through, and their attainment at the end of a key stage in relation to expectations and in relation to their peers;
- Inform our teaching intervention and support;
- Inform the information and advice which we give to students and parents about progress.
Student progress Student progress is assessed using common assessments for each subject. Teachers will use mark schemes and level descriptors to assess the level at which the student is currently performing and to give advice and guidance on how to reach the next level. A list of common assessments for each subject may be reached via the link at the bottom of this page. Progress is reported to students and parents at the end of every long term via the SIMS Learning Gateway internet portal (SLG).
Flightpath We encourage students to plot their current performance grades on the QEHS flightpath to assess how well they are performing in relation to their end of key stage target grade for each subject. The flightpath is shown below and may also be accessed via the links at the bottom of this page:
Engagement We award engagement grades to students at the end of every short term. Engagement is defined as the teacher’s assessment of the degree to which a student engages with learning in a subject both within and outside of the lessons:
- not good enough
Intervention and support We follow a system for intervention and support based on a student’s grades for progress and engagement:
Parent and Student Guide to ARR A full parent and student guide to ARR is sent to every parent in the ‘first day bundle’ of documentation, distributed on the first day of the school year. The guide provides detailed information on our ARR processes and also contains a copy of the school reporting calendar. It can also be found by following the link at the bottom of this page.